Sunday, March 25, 2012

"A Perfect Pet for Peyton" book Review and Giveaway

I love children's books that teach life lessons and that have a positive theme running through it. When I was a child, my mom read with my sister and I and instilled a love of books in us. I received a copy of "A Perfect Pet for Peyton" to review.  It is a wonderful children's emphasizing God and also teaching life lessons while entertaining with a great story and detailed illustrations. 

About the book:
This wonderfully imaginative children’s hardcover book by bestselling authors Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne, featuring four-color illustrations (with hidden details!) by Wilson Williams, Jr., will help children learn the importance of love. Based on Gary’s highly successful The 5 Love Languages®, A Perfect Pet for Peyton tells an entertaining and playful story of five children who each, with the help of Mr. Chapman and the unique pets at his special emporium, discover their own personal love language. Children and parents alike will experience firsthand the power of the love languages as they cuddle up and spend precious time together reading this book over and over again.

This book is well written and beautifully illustrated. I love how the author also has activities throughout the book to share with your kids, such as "find how many insects are on this page." I also liked how the illustrator drew children of different ethnic groups so all children could identify with the characters. 

The book starts out with twins Penny & Peyton's birthday adventure and party at Mr. Chapman's Perfect Pet Pal Emporium. Both the twins and their three friends were going to receive their own pet pal. As story progresses, each child finds adventure, celebrates the birthdays with insect covered pizza, an ice cream sundae of their dreams and open their gifts. But the best part of all is they receive their perfect pet pal based on their own specific love language. Each language is explained and how the pet match is perfect.  

Not only does the author discuss the type of animals but he also gives the readers the specific breed, for example African Grey Parrot and Ragdoll Cat. I love the fact it will stimulate the child's interest in these specific animals. We have an African Grey Parrot so having one as a central character was awesome for me!

The book teaches the kids about the "5 Love Languages" and how each of them are different and how we all need to love everybody in every way. The author also emphasizes that God made each person special.  There is a 2 page quiz in the back of the book where you and your child can determine your child's own love language

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*Free interactive app with in-book experience COMING SOON to the Apple App Store

Buy it!
You can purchase "A Perfect Pet for Peyton" on The 5 Love Languages website, AmazonBarnes and Noble or other online booksellers.

Win it!
 One lucky reader will win their very own copy of "A Perfect Pet for Peyton". All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

Giveaway is open from March 26, 2012 to April 9, 2012 at 11:59EST and is open to US entrants 18 years of age or older. Terms and conditions noted on the Rafflecopter form. Please keep in mind that any mandatory entries must be completed before you do any of the extra entries.

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